harbor seal


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harbor seal

n.
A seal (Phoca vitulina) of coastal waters of the Northern Hemisphere, having a spotted gray coat. Also called common seal.

har′bor seal`


n.
a spotted earless seal, Phoca vitulina, of the N Hemisphere.
[1760–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.harbor seal - small spotted seal of coastal waters of the northern hemisphereharbor seal - small spotted seal of coastal waters of the northern hemisphere
earless seal, hair seal, true seal - any of several seals lacking external ear flaps and having a stiff hairlike coat with hind limbs reduced to swimming flippers
genus Phoca, Phoca - type genus of the Phocidae: earless seals
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Examining the concentrations of both essential and non-essential trace elements indicates that Harbor Seal tissues can be useful in detecting regional and temporal trends in contaminants.
Available information on harbor seal diets, primarily derived from scat analysis, suggests that adult salmon (Oncorhynchus spp.
Both seal species studied eat other water creatures like fish and crustaceans, although a day in the life of a harbor seal is different from one in the life of a gray seal.
Such studies of Pacific Harbor Seal (Phoca vitulina richardii) foraging behaviors and dietary composition within the California Current Large Marine Ecosystem (CCLME) have been conducted for several decades.
Harbor seal fitness in Tracy Arm may be reduced by vessel disturbances during breeding and pupping.
The harbor seal hauls up/on the rocks in Sag Harbor/to sun herself in winter.
In contrast, a study conducted in 1993 in an area 37 km away found harbor seal (Phoca vitulina richardii) in 41% of wolf scats.
30) Until Osterhaus et al identified antibodies to an influenza B virus in 2000 from a harbor seal in Pieterburen, Netherlands, influenza B was thought to be a strictly human virus.
An influenza B virus strain (B/Seal/Netherlands/1/99) was chosen because it had been isolated from a harbor seal (7).
Marine biologists at the University of Rostock in Germany tested this ability with a 12-year-old harbor seal named Henry.
Scientists conducted underwater experiments at the Marine Science Center in Germany with a 6-year-old harbor seal named Henry over the course of two months.
Early one morning, a harbor seal and her pup swim through the cold waters of Alki Beach near Seattle, Washington.